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EXPLORE THE BEST OF PUERTO PLATA

Per Person $65 USD
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EXPLORE THE BEST OF PUERTO PLATA

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Originally designed by Christopher Columbus, Puerto Plata quickly became the main commercial port on the island and hasn't looked back. It's tumultuous past can still be seen in landmarks today and the area doesn't seem to be slowing down a bit, as luxurious hotels play host to visitors from all over the world.

Your journey will start with a fully narrated countryside drive up to the summit of Mount Isabela de Torres, located 2,555 feet above sea level. Here you will explore the stunning views, beautiful gardens and see a representation of a typical countryside home. Atop the mountain is also a perfectly sculpted Christ the Redeemer Statue which is a small version of the iconic representation found in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Feel free to tell your friends that you made a pit stop in Rio.

The Caribbean's only cable car will take you back down the mountain where you will re-board your vehicle for a quick stop in the Victorian historical district before taking a trip back to 1577. At Fort San Felipe you will explore a remarkable Spanish fortress that will transport you back in time to a place that might be hard for you to wrap your head around. This location was built to protect Puerto Plata from pirates and is perfectly located on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The walls never saw much action and on various occasions served as a prison.

A stop at Pargue Independicia will once again highlight the Victorian past of Puerto Plata before your final return to the pier.

Complimentary snacks and beverages are served during the tour.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from cruise ship pier
  • Local guide
  • Mounta Isabela de Torres
  • Christ Redeemer Statue
  • Caribbean's only cable car
  • Victorian historical district
  • Fort San Felipe
  • Pargue Independicia
  • Complimentary beverages and snacks

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Departures (local time)

  • 4 hrs - All tours depart 30 MINUTES AFTER your ship docks Follow voucher instructions - guide will be there.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Please wear comfortable walking shoes, lightweight clothing, sunscreen and sunglasses.
• Entrance fees, snacks and complimentary beverages throughout the tour are included in the price.
Alcoholic beverages cannot be served while the vehicle is moving but will resume at stops.
• The walk to the meeting location takes approximately 10-15 minutes.
• Although this tour is not available for those using wheelchairs, walkers or canes, if you do have somewhat limited mobility, we suggest:
- Taking the complimentary, rickshaw-like, chauffeured, "pedi-cabs" available from the gangway to the the taxi area (a tip is expected).
- At the taxi area you can take a taxi to the meeting location outside the main gate for the lowest posted rate (flat rate for up to 5 guests).

Restrictions

• Participants must be able to stand and walk completely unassisted. This program is not wheelchair accessible and not appropriate for guests with walkers or canes.
• The minimum age to participate is 8.
• You must be 18 years to drink alcohol on this excursion. Other non-alcoholic options are available.